Setting Up Shop

After much research, preparation, personal confidence boosting, and time, I have finally opened a shop on Etsy! I have to admit, I went back and forth about it for some time.  What about taxes?  Should I offer international sales?  Will I have the time to get things to my customers in a timely manner if it gets busy?  How do I account for raw goods (I currently own a business in the service industry, so this was all new to me)?  It has taken a couple of months to gather all of the information I felt I needed, along with supplies to stock up the shop.  However, I can say it has been a lovely journey and I have learned so much and gained so much confidence along the way!  I know it will still be some time until people really become aware of my shop and start putting things in demand, however I enjoy being part of the Etsy community and the art community as a whole.  For anyone contemplating a bold move in their lives, I say go for it!

My first Etsy listing:  Flutter Blue
My first Etsy listing: Flutter Blue

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